There’s been an undeniable wave of ‘90s obsession over the past few years. And while it was a given that designers could bring back the tiny sunglasses and wild neons that defined the end of the millennium, it’s a bit harder to replicate a specific person’s cultural place. Lo and behold, Cindy Crawford gave birth to her clone, allowing for nostalgia and new excitement all at once.
Though Kaia Gerber made her runway debut at Calvin Klein just after turning 16 (AKA coming of modeling age), the internet really noticed the déjà-vu they were experiencing a couple of days later, at Alexander Wang’s #WANGFEST (otherwise known as the Spring 2018 extravaganza where he sent models on a bus to Tribeca, Astor Place, and Bushwick). The young model opened the show in a simple white going-out dress with a studded accent on the side, but what really stood out was her walk, which went all over the internet as everyone realized she was Cindy Crawford Part 2. People compared videos, noting everything from the way her hips swayed to her flowing mane, and she rode the fast track to supermodeldom.
Now, Gerber is still one of the industry’s biggest models, and though her Guido Palau “drama cut” helps to differentiate her from her famous mom, the duo regularly makes appearances together, satisfying everyone’s nostalgia cravings. To boot, all the ‘90s supermodels have somewhat made a comeback, so even beyond this doppelgänger moment, no one ever has to look far to see their pre-Y2K favorites in action.